A note has been sent home to parents of students enrolled in Madison County Schools concerning the high rate of COVID-19 transmission among students.
The note explained the district is experiencing high numbers of students who have tested positive for COVID-19, with even higher numbers of students who are required to quarantine due to exposure.
“We are working hard to keep kids safe and healthy while they are at school, but we need your help now more than ever,” the note said.
To help the district, the note outlines parents can:
Keep their child home if they have symptoms or are sick.
Ensure children know the importance of wearing a mask and encourage them to wear it properly (over their nose and mouth).
Adhere to safety practices such as social distancing and washing, and sanitization.
“If you are eligible and your child is eligible, please consult a medical professional and consider being vaccinated,” The note said.
According to the Madison County School’s COVID-19 Dashboard, which can be found on their website, as of Sept. 2 at 3 p.m., the district had 138 students with active positive COVID-19 cases, and there were 604 quarantined students.
The district is working hard to contact trace and notify parents when students have been exposed to a positive case, but they are asking for patience and grace with the school staff as the process is “proving to be a tedious one.”